NVIDIA Mobile GeForce GTX 10-Series Review: Pascal Notebooks Slay Benchmarks
Test Setup, Vital Signs And 3DMark Testing
How We Tested NVIDIA's Mobile GeForce GTX 10 Series GPUs
Testing these two GeForce GTX 10-series powered machines was fast and furious for us. Due to some recent travel and impending IDF coverage, we only had a couple of days to test the machines. We were able to run a suite of tests that are comparable to many of our recent gaming notebook reviews. We did not, however, have enough time to fully evaluate overclocking, battery life or BatteryBoost. We will be following up this article with full reviews of the individual notebooks and offer more detail then.
ASUS ROG G752 @ 50% GPU Load, Full Boost Clock - Mobile GeForce GTX 1070
MSI GE62 Apache Pro @ 80% GPU Load, Full Boost Clock - Mobile GeForce GTX 1060
Our results with 3DMark Fire Strike are going to set the tone for the rest of the benchmarks. As you can see, the mobile GeForce GTX 1070-equipped Asus notebook dominates the field, followed by the GTX 1060-powered MSI notebook. The next best result comes from a GeForce GTX 970M, but the delta separating that machine from the MSI notebook is significant. Unfortunately, we don't have a GeForce GTX 980 or 980M result for this test, but we do have some in some of the other tests, so keep an eye out for that comparison as well.